Thursday, 26 November 2009

♥♥♥ muji + lego toy collaboration

the japanese retailer muji has teamed up with the legendary toy maker lego to create a new series of toys which combine lego’s plastic blocks with paper. the collaboration resulted in four play sets that feature a collection of lego bricks, paper and hole punching tools that allow the user to combine them together. the tools enable users to create animals, characters and a number of other shapes that come with the sets, but they can also be customized with a little imagination and some paper. Brilliant! Can i have one in my stocking please?

Bens new red hot ride.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

You dancin'?


OpenStructures Bike.

Cracking looking bike formed out of Thomas Lommée's project called OpenStructures. An interesting project exploring the possibility of a modular construction model where everyone designs for everyone on the basis of one shared geometrical grid. It initiates a kind of collaborative Meccano to which everybody can contribute parts, components and structures. Optomistic to say the least but a cool bike none-the-less.
Currently being exhibited here

Bender ii



Monday, 9 November 2009

Thought For The Day

Simplicity, many people think,
is an end in itself
But they're getting it backwards
Simplicity is the path, the means
It's not a far off destination,
somewhere in the future
It's right here, right now
It's taking things one at a time
It's asking simple questions
It's taking simple actions
It's doing it slowly
It's considering and being conscious,
with everything

When you find yourself becoming overwhelmed
on the path to simplicity
Taking a complicated, frenzied path
to get there
Stop, consider, and choose
the simpler path
And take it slowly
And easily
And lovely

60s Campers and Graphics.... It can't be Monday!

Lots more here:

Old ben ride

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Check us.

Our office has had a massive clear out. Well done you lot - good job!

Monday, 2 November 2009

Beautiful Disease.

Love these stunning glass sculptures of microbiology by Luke Jerram. They are of some of the world's most deadly viruses. They're a bit reminisant of DALE CHIHULY's work but smaller and much more elegant. The top three are Smallpox, Flu & HIV Virus.


El Día de los Muertos

Yesterday was All Saints day and today is All Souls day - the mexican day of the Dead. The imagery used to celebrate this festival is some of the most recognizable and visually exciting of any of the years festivities. Celebrated for over 2000 yrs it makes Hallow'een look like the vapid commercial tat it is. Three cheers for the dead!!